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Opening Questions A project questioning the role of a gallery with specificity to a local context: OT301, Amsterdam, NL

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4eword______________________________________1 1 Opening Questions________________________3 Questions proposed by 4bid_______________5 2 Processing OQ____________________________6 Answers to OQ____________________________7 Overview Cards___________________________25 Statistics_______________________________47 3 Presenting Processing OQ_________________51 Conclusion__________________________________52


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4eword 4bid is a group of four people that engages in creative dialogue & collaboration through different mediums: illustration, performance, dance, installation and curatorial practice. Artist&Curator Irina Baldini Giacomo Cardoni Masako Matsushita Paolo Paggi The Gallery is a physical space in which to create, express, expose the product of elaborations, facilitating communication and exchange between individuals and the local community. We like the idea of a small family inhabiting the space and being present to welcome influences from outside the Gallery's door. An independent entity that is part of the bigger family, the OT301. The space has for us a double function: at times a 'backstage area' where activities, studies, processes are visible to an 'audience' of visitors in an unofficial manner, and an organized presenting platform that shows work which has been produced in the space. We offer a variety of recurrent activities open to the public: exhibitions/open studios, workshops and performances/installations. -----------4bid Meaning compound word 4-bid / four-bid(s) / for-bid / forbid(den) today's conception of bid relates to a contest of auction, where an offer is made. 4bid took on the gallery in the OT301 and with that the chance to propose and offer to the public a series of activities. in the past the word bid referred to the act of asking. We do ask you, the audience of this space, to participate, as much as being open to welcome your proposals and questions. antiquely in Sanskrit "bodhati" meant to make one aware, conscious in the moment of offering. When bidding one is aware of the clauses in the circumstance. Awakened, enlightened. 4bidden, or forbidden also suggests our attitude towards working in an art-space, sensitively, taking into account what stereotypes of contemporary art might be today, and allowing for not-ordinary to pop-in and have a say.


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1 Opening Questions Opening Questions is a research project around the theme of galleries in today's society and community. 4bid took the chance to question the implications of this name, of this particular space within the cultural center of the OT301 in Amsterdam, both in the specific and by also generalizing to include it into a bigger scene, that of the contemporary art scene of gallery spaces. 4bid group of artists and curators questioning 'Gallery', a space between 4 walls, asked themselves what is people's idea of a space like this and how do they see it. The research started on the 1st of December 2013 on the occasion of 4bid Gallery Opening from which the name Opening Questions (OQ). OQ lasted two weeks (12 days of opening from 17:00 to 21:00) during which many visitors left a trace. OQ consisted of 20 questions formulated and chosen by 4bid concerned with the topic of Art Gallery; paper and pen to write and walls to hammer answers to. The interactive installation allowed the public to have a say in regards by taking the chance, the time and will, to answer to the questions. This was done by the visitors who physically hammered the answer/s to the space's walls with one or more nails, so to leave the trace that following passers by could look at, be influenced by (as we found out during the project) and feel that their say would leave a tangible trace with words on paper. 4bid stepped out from 'showing' and rather waited for the public to show themselves, to us and to the other visitors. During the last week of the investigation (end of December) the interactive set-up in 4bid was taken down from the walls. Opening Question was then processed in the space set like a backstage area open to the public re-titled 'Processing OQ'. The information was collected, organized and analyzed towards the publication of this catalog whilst visitors kept bringing inputs and answers despite hammer and nail was no longer involved. The next step consisted in Presenting Processing OQ. 4bid kept on analyzing objectively the information for the first week of January when the Gallery space opened the doors presenting the work in progress in a different shape. We have re-collected all the information, in its richness and intricacy, and gathered it into a catalogue through a meticulous but also playful analysis.


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Instructions given:

Opening

questions ---

PARTICIPANTS you, the visitor who will interact with the objects on the table the objects on the table: n째 20 questions, pens, paper sheets, hammer, nails the walls the pre-recorded voice

RULES you are all here (see participants list) pick one, more or all the questions you would like to answer take your time use pen and paper on the table available to give your answer/s take your time grab nail and hammer and find a spot on the wall pierce the paper with the nail and hang it on to the wall

We ask you to be careful with drinks around the table Thank you 4bid gallery

Materials: 1 hammer estimated 200 nails blank A6 cards 10 felt markers in colours: black; brown; beige; orange; yellow; red; dark red; purple; blue; emerald green; light green 1 grey fine-liner 3 full hight walls 1 table top


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Questions proposed by 4bid 1 What do you think an exhibition is? 2 Can you enter a Gallery without feeling a stranger? (foreigner to the gallery land) 3 Why are the Arts vital in our lives? 4 How can the visitor help the space to breathe? (bringing inputs, shifting its narrative and dynamics) 5 Name three artists you know personally 6 Name your favourite three artists 7 How many bananas do you consume daily? Are you interested in being involved with gallery activities? 8 Have you shown your work publicly? 9 How many gallerists/curators do you know personally? 10 Do you engage critically when you enter a gallery space? And if so, how is your attitude different from other settings? 11 What is your stereotype of gallery, and what can this gallery’s role be for today’s society/community? 12 How are your feelings regarding the relationship between money and gallery? 13 What are the reasons for which you go to a gallery 14 What is the potential of a gallery space? 15 Do you think a gallery space should be dedicated to arts and artists only? 16 What is your attitude when you go to visit a gallery? 17 What do you wish for the gallery? 18 What can a gallery do to be accessible to all the “other” people, not just the arts elite? 19 Are you interested in engaging with the process of art making? 20 Is any type of gallery accessible to any type of audience?


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2 Processing OQ Processing OQ was the second phase of the research project. The gallery was open as a backstage/workshop where the process of archiving and elaboration was shown openly to the visiting public. Despite the hammer was no longer at hand, the questions were still open to answers.


Answers to OQ

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What follows is a re-collection of the answers given to each question, grouped by the number. In addition to those are the answers that were found to be unrelated to any given question.

1* What do you think an exhibition is? exhibition is showing your art!Art is anything you can get away with A moment. An event. A vision achieved. Showing non-person An open space with total freedom of expression..And cake, Nom nom nom As all acts of art -a substitute for a religious service A situation of organized creativity A form of ego-aesthetic (kirkengaard docet) A FRAME(ING) un esibizione e' ..un esternare cio' che la sana follia dell'arte desidera per l'artista mutandola in respiro, quel respiro sincopato attimi prima dell'esibizione. G.V.L. An exhibition has to be something that is able to change the life of one human being. Masturbation____ AN ORGANIZED SITUATION . AN EXHIBITION IS SOMETHING TO FREELY LOOK AT (+ drawing of an eye) A Situation of organized art I DO :) (dartboard Drawing, gray structure, emerald and red alternated)


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2* Can you enter a Gallery without feeling a stranger? (foreigner to the gallery land) Yes, I am always curious! :) The exit is stranger YES (SOMETIMES) Yes Yes, I just did :) yes, this one (take this)

3* Why are the Arts vital in our lives? It was always like this imagination is more important than knowledge. to try & make sense of the world. Art is unique expression for ever or just breathly in the moment.... Art makes this life a bit acceptable [ARTS] (ambient, relation, trouble, solution) Arts allow us to express our soul without mental filters. We need it. Humans need it otherwise we can become crazy!! THANK YOU GUYS Because it makes me feel the things. Context, Content, Contact (front) Why are art vital in our lives. (back) Art is a expression of your everything. Inside, outside, everywhere. Colours, shapes, maps, movements, symbols, air, perspectives. It is being always changeable.


9 Because they make us forget that we'll never know the meaning of life and we'll always keep looking because the current mankind gives importance to “how?” rather than “what?” Yes! they fuel our imagination (dartboard Drawing, gray structure, emerald and red alternated) They are not Why are the Arts vital in our lives? I'm a full blooded artist_ it's too late... ARE OUR LIVES VITAL? (WITHOUT THE ARTS) only the arts allow you: to breathe ~ to take your time for yourself to meditate to think about the nature of things and human nature to dream ~ to reach the real centre of you. In bocca al lupo ragazzi! Valentina the arts are vital to people's lives because they are a proof of our spiritual nature & intellect_ the latter differing ourselves from animals. They are not

4* How can the visitor help the space to breathe? (bringing inputs, shifting its narrative and dynamics) OPENING THE WINDOW Smile? Accepting By bringing in plants

5* Name three artists you know personally Hynek; Govinda; Eleonora 3 artists ? MYSELF; MY WIFE; A GUY I MET TODAY


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6* Name your favourite three artists Acon 50cent Asher dancers from the “NDT” (Nederlands Dans Theatre) <3 How does one choose? My love for art is in my perception of it – all is mood and circumstance. But: Iain M Banks; Philip Larkin, and Frank Turner have taught about the world and about myself... Kandinsky, Malevitj; Georgia o' Keeffe Dadara; Fat Freddy's drop; Schile Difficult one – David Claerbout; Egon Schiele; Axel Hütte Gabrielle Mirabassi; Ernst Reysinger; Hopper my parents, for making this rad piece of art; Daisuke Tanabe, for picturing wonder in mere vibrations; you for interpreting this space in your own unique way. Maria Callas; Suzanne; Nikki de St.phalle “HAPPY THREE FRIENDS” (nirvana smile) Reinis Peterson; Laura Feldberga; Darta Hapanioneka Artists Rock'n roll me me x me is in a roll stoel MY WIFE, FRANCIS ALYS, GABRIEL OROZCO (THESE CONTINUE TO EXCITE ME)

7* How many bananas do you consume daily? Are you interested in being involved with gallery activities? One banana a day keeps the doctor away banana symbols x3 One banana a day keeps the doctor away I eat one banana a week sometimes 2. Yes please.


11 SOMETIMES ONE (SOMETIMES NOT A ONE) 1 a day (if I eat more I maybe go bananas??!) not really (i'm not an artist myself) (forbidden sign) I eat one banana almost everyday, isn't everything like bananas? I do feel interested to participate in the future I would like to have my own exhibition but that is a bit of a secret actually 1 x (banana drawing); Yes (email address) I eat not enough Bananas. Yes, I do. One every other day 3x //drawing of a banana//

8* Have you shown your work publicly? Yes Oui :) YES Yes, I have shown my work publicly / also in this space btw/. I wanna show my work but I never get true possibility yet

9* How many gallerists/curators do you know personally? A FEW, YES I am a curator (Lock Projects) Two every other day


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10* Do you engage critically when you enter a gallery space? And if so, how is your attitude different from other settings? YES (USUALLY NOT DURING OPENINGS THOUGH)

11* What is your stereotype of gallery, and what can this gallery's role be for today's society/community? WORKS SPEAK A SORT OF FORMAL|COMMERCIAL LANGUAGE THAT CAN FEEL EXCLUSIVE BUT IS ALSO AT TIMES VALUABLE IN THAT ART LIKE OTHER FIELDS OF RESEARCH IS A SPECIALIZED FIELD WHICH SPEAKS IN A SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE WHICH GOES TOWARDS ADVANCING AND CREATING A CRITICAL DIALOGUE WITHIN THE FIELD. THIS CAN FEEL EXCLUSIVE OR ELITIST TO SOME, BUT I DON'T PRETEND TO WALK INTO A CARPENTER'S UNION AND UNDERSTAND THEIR SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE. THIS GALLERY'S ROLE CAN BE WHAT IT LIKES TO BE, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS? PRIORITIES? WHAT DRIVES YOU IN RUNNING/BEING IN A GALLERY? WHAT DO YOU WANT ITS ROLE TO BE IN THIS SOCIETY / COMMUNITY? A place of interaction. Free (+ drawing at the front) To offer people beautiful people Free drinks The stereotype of a gallery is a space showing art to a few rich people. The gallery role of today is to show works of unknown artists to a broad audience Just let it free. No regulations to exhibit or visit. An opEN unconventional SpacE creating Room for //////////////// art with social exhibit goal WHITE (In a square) I think square rooms and white walls without windows will really be useful for our understanding of art and life in general. “Hmm, I don't think they have considered the space enough... Still so square and white, like walking through an alien space ship. Do all aliens have the same model?


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12* How are your feelings regarding the relationship between money and gallery? How are your feelings regarding the relationship between money and gallery? Circle of life: gallery → money → art → one can't exist without the other money can't buy you <3 gallery =/= money =/= art. This is not feeling. I WOULD FEEL MUCH BETTER IF IT COULD START TO ALSO SUSTAIN MY OWN WORK/ RESEARCH IN A REAL WAY.

13* What are the reasons for which you go to a gallery? (symbol o copyright) TO SEE SOMETHIN'

THAT SOMEONE MADE...

to see new things, visit friends MANY → TO BE CHALLENGED, TO LOOK/ THINK/ ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY. Knockin' on heavens door Breaking my nails though For emotion and chicks “HAPPY THREE FRIENDS” (drawing of a house/gallery under rainy and windy weather) to broaden my horizons, to step out of daily life

14* What is the potential of a gallery space? That depends on its dimensions The potential of a gallery space : to challenge the limits of an established idea about a gallery space with every new exhibition.


14 in finito (with infinite 8 symbol) Free drinks Artist's head > Art object < visitor's head (drawn in diagram). LIMITED € (a vignette of a dog saying:) SPACE

15* Do you think a gallery space should be dedicated to arts and artists only? NO, BUT IT IS BY ITS MERE EXISTENCE. COMMUNICATING WITH A PARTICULAR LANGUAGE AND THAT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND (BECAUSE IT IS ALSO A VALUABLE TOOL / RESOURCE) No No NO-NO-NO! As long as artist is defined as anyone who creates

16* What is your attitude when you go to visit a gallery? FOR AN OPENING → RELUCTANT → EXCITED FOR SEEING WORK → EXCITED → Open. I should become engaged even if I am not prepared attitude visiting gallery curious, open minded & heart WHEN I WALK INTO A GALLERY, IT IS ALWAYS WITH THE HOPE TO BE CHALLENGED/ SURPRISED/ UPSET/ SHOCKED/ … THIS MAKES ME FEEL I SHOW MY ART, BUT DO IT SECRETLY. IT'S GREAT WHEN STRAIGHT -NON ARTISTS SO TO SAY CAN LEAVE THEIR MARK IN GALLERIES. WHEN I ENTER A GALLERY – I KNOW: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN


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17* What do you wish for the gallery? THIS GALLERY? Wish Live long and prosper, may the warmth be with you Keep up that spirit. Enlightenment TO PAS EVERYTHING WHAT All the best Fresh, experimental, alive, collaboration That it is not called Gallery belief; fun; visitors; money; participation; energy; inspiration I wish the gallery GOOD LUCK IMAGINATION!!! (A drawing in emerald green where a guy ride a bike on a serpentine road go toward a hill, a side of the road an house, and some tree, in the sky without colour a yellow and green sun bright with some green clouds) //scratch card//

18* What can a gallery do to be accessible to all the “other” people, not just the arts elite? MANY THINGS, DEPENDING ON THE GOALS be inviting, welcoming & warm...Like you are. Thank you. In Holland? Free Entrance


16 Gallery is a bridge in between any kind of art and the audience. That's why interactions like this one does the work in between artists and audience. Art is nothing without an audience. I don't know anything about audience. I do know about Galleries. I am an artist. IT CAN SHOW BEAUTY. ART IS ABOUT FEELING GOOD EMOTIONS. SUCESS! First is should do a revolution on the state education system

19* Are you interested in engaging with the process of art making? Yes (front) Thank you!

Written in capital letter (back)

Yes Yes, YES, yes, yes yes! Engaging yes YES yes Am I now?

20* Is any type of gallery accessible to any type of audience? Yes A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Galleryâ&#x20AC;? does not need 4 walls and a door and a name plate that says ART Yes (as long as it has a door) if you let, yes!


17 Any type of people should be able to have access to art, all kinds of art available in Galleries mglx only when they know & care it should be. NO One every other day YES

Answer with no question number / Statements (21) WHAT YOU WISH TO DO WITH THIS SPACE? I think artist should be more independent again and pull off their lazy attitudes. Form collectives, like artists did in the old days and don't be afraid to cross the lines between mediums - For example: Installation can be mixed with performance and collage art. The work can get several meanings by doing this. Amaze yourself again and become your own curator! THE ARTIST AS CURATOR. (21) NO! NO! NO! Everything is a game, no? no? no? no? no? Yes! I do wish you the yes I CreaTE. Are you an Artist? Why are you an Artist? Martin Papesch Huleja Yeas in live I can show my publicly PROTEST the questions are stupid to be happy indirectly by making other people happy. -I believe in youto be connected is a necessity for everyone. Its just like oxygen! You just can't do without Blurb WHERE ARE THE DRINKS m. art


18 kut, klote, tering, fuck, iedereen is wel een beetje lief DIFFERENT KIND OF ART DIFFERENT KIND OF GALLERIES DIFFERENT KIND OF PEOPLE THE SAME COLOUR I AM AN ARTIST. Achler daze muur wonen onze buren. Achler deze muur woont de buurt. 20 gezegd. Weeserzuinigmee, jeburtisjeleven. (translate: Acknowledge our neighbors. Behind this wall there are 20.) YOU NEVER KNOW :) IKENT BENGELBEAR please, prego, more films in the new year of P.P. Passolini, thanks grazie buone feste (a light blu man with halo standing) Live and let life Fawaz Abdel Majeed abdelrhmarc (signature in arabic?) Bob der Baumeister Why Are We HERE XXX Azizz Haaaa Am a aa 7000€ blijft toch echt 7000€ (7000€ remains 7000€) my boot in live (drawing) UP SITE DOWN WHO KNOWS...WHO KNOWS... 4BTHEN The shit is BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S Leuk ThAbo SEAPTA


Drawings / Sculptures / Self expressions

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(Abstract drawing with a sun/flower, beams and a bird close the sun/flower, under the sun/flower maybe has a road with some squares?). (drawing with a leaf, a plum, and two flower) (a big drawing, art nouveau like or a tattoo with signature) GASTRIK (a drawing made by intersections of Xes) (plain card) (drawing with some squares,dots and spirals) (TWENTY HOLES) (it is a 3D paper sculpture with two cards, optical art like, one is flat and the other on it like a wave). (A drawing with a rhino with a crown middle bottom says “doh”, center a pair of scissors, in the middle top a vignette “DUTCH' UN TAGLIO!”, top corners two bird farting, an onion on each bottom corner, signature or tag “GASTRIK JUICE”.)

Answers given after the exposition of OQ 1* What do you think an exhibition is? a place/oportunity 4 an artist to show them work, ordenadly.

2* Can you enter a Gallery without feeling a stranger? (foreigner to the gallery land) Yes – more certens dan stranger Yes but a little bit If yOu don't feel like a STRANGER is nothing For you TO see in There


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3* Why are the Arts vital in our lives? Through them we can tell and understand things that we couldn't tell/underataad otherwise Because it's my job :D; and my passion.

4* How can the visitor help the space to breathe? (bringing inputs, shifting its narrative and dynamics) ?

5* Name three artists you know personally ...

6* Name your favourite three artists 1째 Lambert David 2째 Jasper Morrisson 3째 Yves Klein ...

7* How many bananas do you consume daily? Are you interested in being involved with gallery activities? ? Maybe, indirectly > I connect people :)


21 I think that is a very hard question to answer. Especially since if are two questions that not seem to be correlated at all. But maybe they are. I am open to this possibility. I would eating more banana's a day increase the need or chance of one to partecipate in gallery activities? Or use? I think not less, since I presume there are many people that eat 0 banana's per day, but them are not so many people that partecipate in gallery activities. But maybe that is because there are not enough galleries for non-banana eating people to partecipate in. Still, if there is a correlation I think eating more banana's per day increase the chance of one partecipating in gallery activities. I eat about 0,5 banana on every per day. When sick I eat more. I liked the exercise of thinking about the correlation of Question ence. Thnx!

(7). It was quaite the gallery experi-

Zèro / None Banana (drawing of sad banana) YES!

8* Have you shown your work publicly? no on my own website yes... > http://cargocollective.com/mirenlasnier

9* How many gallerists/curators do you know personally? One (1) NONE ZĂŠro

10* Do you engage critically when you enter a gallery space? And if so, how is your attitude different from other settings? sometimes (when the artists are present)


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11* What is your stereotype of gallery, and what can this gallery's role be for today's society/community? make people think (make associations for instance) a) paintings on walls b) let each person that enters contribute whith his/ her own work of art and let this be part of an organic exhibition

12* How are your feelings regarding the relationship between money and gallery? if possible it's a place for artists to find consumers (selling works) (sad face) SAD NO MONEY NO PARTY

13* What are the reasons for which you go to a gallery? curiosity /

meet the artist

(a drawing of an eye at looking something) & (a drawing of a girl reflecting) FOR THE SAME REASON I Fall iN LOVE.. ....TO MAKE MY HEART WORK FASTER THAN MY MIND

14* What is the potential of a gallery space? expose things, from different artists together, expose those things in a meaningful way, organize in space.


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15* Do you think a gallery space should be dedicated to arts and artists only? of course not: also for the “public” FORSOME PEOPLE ART is like a joke that you don't get but still laughing

16* What is your attitude when you go to visit a gallery? Loocking/ asking/ speeking No we don't think a gallery space should any be dedicated to answer only in the way it is usually. We would love to see art in a broader perspective. For example the art of medicine. As being homeopaths we think we could reach more people showing the art of the human body in a gallery.

17* What do you wish for the gallery? if possible also performances and not only “static/ still” work. I wish every building that is decorated by people, is approached as the vision of an artist, so that every room is a gallery in itself. (Dollar's symbol) & (news paper's drawn) & ( several painting on canvas in frame drawn)x 10000

18* What can a gallery do to be accessible to all the “other” people, not just the arts elite? again: presenting performances


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19* Are you interested in engaging with the process of art making? yes

20* Is any type of gallery accessible to any type of audience? no


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Cards overview An indentikit of each individual card Photo gallery is available on www.4bidgallery.com All text is transcribed from original (spelling and mistake included).

Abbreviation:

C+n=Card+number of identification C+n+POST=answers given after the exhibition of the project Q+n=Question+number of Q CL=Colours of text or drawing PS= Particular Signs

C1a

PS G-F-Y letters emphasized, old calligraphy Front: CL- violet text, emerald green stars and underlined text Q14- The potential of a gallery space : to challenge the limits of an established idea about a gallery space with every new exhibition. Q3- the arts are vital to people's lives because they are a proof of our spiritual nature & intellect_ the latter differing ourselves from animals. Q17- I wish the gallery GOOD LUCK Back: CL- violet text, violet stars Numbers & Questions referred to, written at the back of C1

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PS G-F-Y letters emphasised, old calligraphy CL- violet text, emerald green stars and underlined text Q6- Difficult one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Claerbout; Egon Schiele; Axel HĂźtte Q8- Yes, I have shown my work publicly / also in this space btw/.

C2

PS nail hole on the second T of the world Substitute, centre of card CL- Violet text Q1- As all acts of art -a substitute for a religious service

C3

CL- Violet text Q6- Reinis Peterson; Laura Feldberga; Darta Hapanioneka

C4

PS nail hole on the exclamation mark full stop, YES is written really big and sinuous CL- Violet text, red number Q20- yes! (As long as it as a door)


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C5

PS nail hole after 1st ME, messy text, traces of nails on paper CL- Violet text Q6- Artists Rock'n roll me me x me is in a roll stoel

C6

PS 2 nail hole one centre top and one left CL- Violet text and green phrase at the bottom of the card Q6- How does one choose? My love for art is in my perception of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all is mood and circumstance. But: Iain M Banks; Philip Larkin, and Frank Turner have taught about the world and about myself...

C7

PS nail hole left corner CL- Violet text, the word LIKE is in green, number in mixed colours, text in capital and non capital letters Q7a- I eat one banana almost everyday, isn't everything like bananas? Q7b- I do feel interested to participate in the future I would like to have my own exhibition but that is a bit of a secret actually Q3- Art is unique expression for ever or just breathily in the moment....

C8

Front: PS nail hole centre between ALL and THE CL- light red text, yellow number, green dots Q17- All the best Back: CL- Green text Q17- Fresh, experimental, alive, collaborations

C9

CL- light red text Q6- Gabrielle Mirabassi; Ernst Reysinger; Hopper

C10

PS nail hole in the middle of the O of NOT, big NOT CL- blue text Q17- That it is not called Gallery

C11

PS tidy text, number 8 written CL- blue text Q18- Gallery is a bridge in between any kind of art and the audience. That's why interactions like this one does the work in between artists and audience. Art is nothing without an audience. I don't know anything about audience. I do know about Galleries. I am an artist.


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C12

CL- blue text Q3- Yes! they fuel our imagination Q13- to see new things, visit friends

C13

PS nail hole almost centre CL- blue text Q1- A situation of organized creativity Q3- They are not Q16- open. I should become engaged even if I am not prepared

C14

PS each yes is written differently CL- Orange text Q19- yes YES yes yes

C15

CL- Light orange text Q3- Because it makes me feel the things

C16

PS particular way of writing the number 5, 3 name in capital letter and vertical structure CL- Orange text Q5- Hynek; Govinda; Eleonora

C17

PS neat calligraphy, highlighted the word light in side Enlightenment CL- yellow text and pencil, red number Q17- Enlightenment

C18

PS number written in roman, the text falls towards bottom right. Neat calligraphy CL- red text Q6- my parents, for making this rad piece of art; Daisuke Tanabe, for picturing wonder in mere vibrations; you for interpreting this space in your own unique way.

C19

PS end of text with a heart CL- red text Q6- dancers from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;NDTâ&#x20AC;? (Nederlands Dans Theatre) <3


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C20

Front: PS number 11 written, open to interpretation Q11- drawing Back: PS Answer up side down Q11- A place of interaction. Free s

C21

PS nail hole 2 left side and right top, heart and smile symbols CL- red text Q1-Art is anything you can get away with Q2- The exit is stranger Q3- imagination is more important than knowledge. Q4-Smile? Accepting Q7- One banana a day keeps the doctor away Q8- oui : ) Q15- NO-NO-NO! Q12- Money can't buy you <3

C22

PS italian language, signature, G of signature with scribble. CL- Red text Q1- un esibizione e' ..un esternare cio' che la sana follia dell'arte desidera per l'artista mutandola in respiro, quel respiro sincopato attimi prima dell'esibizione. G.V.L.

C23

CL- Red text Q1- Showing non-person Q2- yes Q3- because the current mankind gives importance to “how?” rather than “what?” Q11- Just let it free. No regulations to exhibit or visit. Q18- First is should do a revolution on the state education system Q20- if you let, yes!

C24

PS infinite sign drown with 4 colours, nail hole centre of infinite symbol, traces of nail CL- violet, green, yellow, black,light red, black number Q14- in finito

C25

PS nail hole in the middle top on the mail adress, yes surrounded by a drawing of a stamp and banana. CL- black text, yellow in the banana symbol Q7- 1 x (banana drawing); Yes (email address)


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C26

PS circular diagram, drawing of a picture from where the nail is placed, Y letter long CL- Brown text Q12- How are your feelings regarding the relationship between money and gallery? Circle of life: gallery → money → art →

C27

PS 4 nail holes on 4 corners, precisely written. CL- Emerald Green Q1- A moment. An event. A vision achieved. Q3- to try & make sense of the world. Q7a- 1. sometimes Q7b- 2. Yes please. Q9- I am a curator (Lock Projects) Q12- one can't exist without the other Q15- NO Q19- Yes Q20- it should be.

C28

PS Nail hole on 1st E of expression, the text curves down to the right CL – Emerald Green Q3- Art is a expression of your everything. Inside, outside, everywhere. Colours, shapes, maps, movements, symbols, air, perspectives. It is being always changeable.

C29

PS nail hole in middle top, big size calligraphy CL- Black Q17- KEEP UP THAT SPIRIT.

C30

PS- big drawing of euro symbol CL- black Q14- €

C31

PS large number 3, no specification of Q's number, bananas word is underlined CL- 3 in Black and bananas in pencil Q7- 3 Bananas

C32

PS neat text CL- Black Q3- Because they make us forget that we'll never know the meaning of life and we'll always keep looking


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C33

PS just a Symbol CL- Black Q7- (a circle with a diagonal barre in the middle)

C34

PS Gallery is underlined and between inverted commas, the word Art is highlighted and contoured by four lines CL- black Q20- A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Galleryâ&#x20AC;? does not need 4 walls and a door and a name plate that says ART

C35

PS nail hole between 1st and 2nd answer, signature on bottom right side with xx L., Shile is spelt wrong CL- black Q1- A form of ego-aesthetic (kirkengaard docet) Q6- Dadara; Fat Freddy's drop; Shile Q13- For emotion and chicks

C36

PS messy text CL- Black Q6- Kandinsky, Malevitj; Georgia o' Keeffe Q3- + Q13- to broaden my horizons, to step out of daily life Q11- To offer people beautiful people

C37

CL- green text, number 14 in light red, number 11 in green. Q11/14- Free drinks

C38

PS Y letter long CL Green Q3- Why are the Arts vital in our lives? I'm a full blooded artist_ it's too late...

C39

PS red face drown at the bottom of the paper, a smile at the end of the 2nd Q. CL- Green text, red face Q1- exhibition is showing your art! Q2- Yes, I am always curious! :) Q3- It was always like this Q8- I wanna show my work but I never get true possibility yet


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C40

PS nail hole between context and content, large calligraphy capital letter Front: CL- green text Q3- Context, Content, Contact Back: Q3- Why art vital in our lives.

C41

PS nail hole in the corner on top right, the “n” of masturbation has a long leg CL- light green Q1- Masturbation Q7- One every other day Q9- Two “ “ “ “ “ “ Q14- That depends on its dimensions Q19- Am I now? Q20- One every other day

C42

PS nail hole top middle, one red scribble top left and drawing with pencil, the Q number is large inside the house/gallery CL- pencil and red Q13- (drawing of a house/gallery under rainy and windy weather)

C43

PS nail hole middle top, the card is fully covered by the text, messy and signature at the end. CL-pencil Q20-Any type of people should be able to have access to art all kinds of art available in Galleries mglx

C44

PS nail hole middle top, phrase written on the top of the card and no Q number. CL- grey pen Q7- I eat one banana a week

C45

PS nail hole after first Q in the middle top, some errors, and bit mess. CL-pencil Q12-gallery =/= money =/= art this is not feeling Q17-live long and prosper may the warmth be with you Q15-as long as artist is defined as anyone who creates Q19-yes Q20-only when they know & care


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C46

Front: PS nail hole middle top, card portrait layout, some signs of cancellation CL- pencil Q1-A FRAME(ING) Q2-YES (SOMETIMES) Q3-ARE OUR LIVES VITAL? (WITHOUT THE ARTS?) Q4-OPENING THE WINDOW Q5-MYSELF, MY WIFE, A GUY I MET TODAY Q6-MY WIFE, FRANCIS ALYS, GABRIEL OROZCO (THESE CONTINUE TO EXCITE ME) Q7-SOMETIMES ONE (SOMETIMES NOT A ONE) Q8-YES Q9-A FEW -> YES Q10-YES (USUALLY NOT DURING OPENINGS THOUGH) Q11-WORKS SPEAK A SORT OF FORMAL|COMMERCIAL LANGUAGE THAT CAN FEEL EXCLUSIVE BUT IS ALSO AT TIMES VALUABLE IN THAT ART LIKE OTHER FIELDS OF RESEARCH IS A SPECIALIZED FIELD WHICH SPEAKS IN A SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE WHICH GOES TOWARDS ADVANCING AND CREATING A CRITICAL DIALOGUE WITHIN THE FIELD. THIS CAN FEEL EXCLUSIVE OR ELITIST TO SOME, BUT I DON'T PRETEND TO WALK INTO A CARPENTER'S UNION AND UNDERSTAND THEIR SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE. Back: Q11-THIS GALLERY'S ROLE CAN BE WHAT IT LIKES TO BE, WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS? PRIORITIES? WHAT DRIVES YOU IN RUNNING/BEING IN A GALLERY? WHAT DO YOU WANT ITS ROLE TO BE IN THIS SOCIETY / COMMUNITY? Q12-I WOULD FEEL MUCH BETTER IF IT COULD START TO ALSO SUSTAIN MY OWN WORK/ RESEARCH IN A REAL WAY. Q13-MANY → TO BE CHALLENGE, TO LOOK/THINK/ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD IN A NEW WAY Q14-LIMITED Q15- NO, BUT IT IS BY ITS MERE EXISTENCE COMMUNICATING WITH A PARTICULAR LANGUAGE AND THAT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND (BECAUSE IT IS ALSO A VALUABLE TOOL / RESOURCE) Q16-FOR AN OPENING → RELUCTANT → EXCITED FOR SEEING WORK → EXCITED → Q17-THIS GALLERY? Q18-MANY THINGS, DEPENDING ON THE GOALS Q19-YES Q20-NO

C47

PS nail hole middle top, a gallery drawn under hole and person in the gallery thinking “Hmm, I don't...”, a desk drawn on left bottom there is also written curator / Gallery owner, CL- emerald green, brown, violet, red and text in grey pen. Q11- WHITE (In a square) I think square rooms and white walls without windows will really be useful for our understanding of art and life in general. “Hmm, I don't think they have considered the space enough... Still so square and white, like walking through an alien space ship. Do all aliens have the same model?


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C48

PS nail hole in the middle top, first part to see somethin' in blue, the rest in black, the Q number resembles a poker fiche in blue, black and red light. CL-blue, black and light red. Q13-(copyright symbol) TO SEE SOMETHIN' THAT SOMEONE MADE...

C49

PS nail hole in middle top,1st part of text is emerald green, 2nd part is light green, 3rd part is red, part italic part capital letter, Q number emerald green with #. CL-emerald green, light green and red. Q3-[ARTS] (ambient, relation, trouble, solution) Arts allow us to express our soul without mental filters. We need it. Humans need it otherwise we can become crazy!! THANK YOU GUYS

C50

SP nail hole middle top CL- Emerald green Q1- An open space with total freedom of expression â&#x20AC;Ś And cake. Nom nom nom

C51

PS nail hole middle top, number is red, neat and old calligraphy in the centre. CL-red and text emerald green Q19-yes!

C52

PS the nail hole middle top, the Q number is in red and pencil, stile of the drawing is simple. CL- light green, emerald green, yellow, red, grey and pencil. Q17- (A drawing in emerald green, a guy rides a bike on a serpentine road towards a hill, on one side of the road a house and some trees, yellow and green sun bright with some green clouds in the sky)

C53

PS nail hole in middle top, a plant drawn in emerald green under the answer, tidy calligraphy. CL light green text and emerald green Q4-By bringing in plants


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C54

Front: PS nail hole middle, Yes large, framed with emerald green, number 16 circled, number 19 squared, aesthetically tidy CL- light green Q16, emerald Q19 Q16- curious, open minded & heart Q19- yes Back: PS Thank you! Written in capital letter

C55

PS nail hole middle top, number in green like the drawing of a sun, 1st sentence in violet 2nd in green, violet flower right bottom, tidy overall CL- violet, light green Q18- Be inviting, welcoming & warm... Like you are. Thank you

C56

PS nail hole middle top, the answer is a diagram, with a drawing in the middle, the Q number is in light green, tidy. CL- text in orange and light green Q14- Artist's head > Art object < visitor's head (drawing of a diagram).

C57

PS the nail hole is in the middle top, a smile after the first answer, tidy, leg of Y and J really long and the first answer is in emerald green and the second one is in violet. CL-green and violet Q2- yes, I just did! :) Q7- 1 a day (if I eat more I maybe go bananas??!), not really (i'm not an artist myself)

C58

PS nail hole middle-right, the text have some red and violet decoration, two arrows from the number to the bottom, two eyes in the right bottom, some linear waves/spirals and in the corner with pencil â&#x20AC;&#x153;In bocca al lupo ragazzi! Valentinaâ&#x20AC;?. CL-violet text, red number and some decoration. text in pencil. Q3- only the arts allow you: to breathe ~ to take your time for yourself to meditate to think about the nature of things and human nature to dream ~ to reach the real centre of you. In bocca al lupo ragazzi! Valentina

C59

PS nail hole middle top, red stars in between green words, number 17 in red surrounded by red, stars here and there CL- light green text, red stars Q17-belief; fun; visitors; money; participation; energy; inspiration


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C60

PS nail hole middle top, the text is inside a ballon, two black stars under the number on the right bottom, dog sitting. CL- black and red Q14-(a drawing of a dog with vignette saying: SPACE)

C61

PS nail hole middle left side, text is written with two colours, Q number in violet, large calligraphy, messy. CL- violet and orange Q17-IMAGINATION!!!

C62

PS three nail holes, two in the middle top and one left top, first part of text is in blue, second part “Breacking my...” in orange, messy, the blue part goes over the orange part, the Q number is blue. CL- blue and orange Q13- Knockin' on heavens door Breaking my nails though

C63

PS “IN holland” in violet, Free entrance in red, number 18 in violet with a full stop CL- violet and red text Q18-IN holland? Free Entrance

C64

PS nail hole is in the middle top under the text “take this”, the text is in black/red and blue/black, under the text a drawing of a dry tree with some red leaves, and signed on left bottom corner. CL- red, blue, brown, green, pencil, yellow. Q2-YES, THIS ONE (take this)

C65

PS nail hole left top, Q number in green and violet, arrow yellow and violet, answer mostly in red, 'NOT ENOUGHT' misspelt. CL- red, violet,light green, yellow Q7a- I eat NOT ENOUGHT BANANAS Q7b- Yes, I do!

C66

PS nail hole in middle top, the Q number and “An...Space” is light green, “creating room” and “social” is red, “for art with” is brown, “exhibit goal” is grey, has a “4” deleted with red cross, some decorations. CL- light green, red, orange, brown, grey, yellow. Q11- An opEN unconventional SpacE creating Room for //////////////// art with social exhibit goal


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C67

PS nail hole middle top, “ANSWER 2 18 QUESTION” in green, the rest in brown. CL- brown and light green text Q18-IT CAN SHOW BEAUTY. ART IS ABOUT FEELING GOOD EMOTIONS. SUCESS!

C68

PS- nail hole middle top, text divided half brown and half red. Q number is red. The G letter is long. CL-brown and red text. Q11-The stereotype of a gallery is a space showing art to a few rich people. The gallery role of today is to show works of unknown artists to a broad audience

C69

PS nail hole in middle-top, n.3 in black surrounded by red circle, red drawing in bottom right (maybe a skull or a woman or a cock or a signature). CL- text black and red. Q3-ARt makes this life a bit acceptable Q6-Maria Callas; Suzanne; Nikki de St.phalle

C70

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number and Acon is black, 50cent is red and asher is blue. Three names of music artists. CL- black, red and blue Q6-Acon 50cent Asher

C71

PS nail hole middle top, large size multi-color text, the number is blue. CL-grey, red, yellow, orange, light brown and blue. Q20-Yes

C72

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number, neat text. CL-blue text Q..- DIFFERENT KIND OF ART DIFFERENT KIND OF GALLERIES DIFFERENT KIND OF PEOPLE THE SAME COLOUR

C73

PS nail hole middle left, portrait layout, italic calligraphy, tidy CL- red Q1-An exhibition has to be something that is able to change the life of one human being.


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C74

PS nail hole middle top and size gets smaller towards the end. CL- pencil Q..- Achler daze muur wonen onze buren. Achler deze muur woont de buurt. 20 gezegd. Weeserzuinigmee, jeburtisjeleven.

C75

PS nail hole middle top, PROTEST large size, rounded calligraphy. CL-grey pen Q..-PROTEST the questions are stupid

C76

PS nail hole under artist centre top. The nail holes make the eyes of a face, the card is folded in half to make a 3D nose, blue pencil and yellow banana at the bottom. No Q number. And some words are highlighted ( Artist and money). CL- blue pencil and text is emerald green, yellow, red. Q..-I am an Artist. I share. We need Money. I don't eat Bananas. I never used a hammer before

C77

PS 4 nail holes middle, capital letter and italic, no Q number. CL- pencil Q..- kut, klote, tering, fuck, iedereen is wel een beetje lief

C78

PS without hole, diagonal and italic text, it looks like a trial. CL- violet text Q..- Azizz Haaaa Am a aa

C79

PS without hole, some capital letters. Text in the middle. CL- blue text Q..- I CreaTE.

C80

PS nail hole middle top, no number of Q written, banana in yellow and black, portrait layout. CL- yellow and black Q7- banana symbols x3

C81

PS nail hole in middle top, the text is on the top, tidy, no Q number. CL-blue Q..- WHY ARE YOU AN ARTIST?


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C82

PS nail hole middle top, marked exclamation mark, arrow symbol right bottom. CL- violet Q..- to be connected is a necessity for everyone. Its just like oxigen! You just can't do without

C83

PS nail hole middle top on the K, the card is a SCRATCH AND WIN, Q number is written in black. CL- black Q17- //scratch card//

C84

PS nail hole middle top, the answer is a Q (21 Q). CL- black Q..-(21) WHAT YOU WISH TO DO WITH THIS SPACE?

C85

PS nail hole middle top, no number of Q, double language (Italian and English). CL- brown text Q..- please, prego more films in the new year of P.P. Passolini, thanku grazie buone feste

C86

PS nail middle top, large calligraphy, no Q number, smily face with X eyes. CL- grey Q..-YOU NEVER KNOW :)

C87

PS nail hole middle top, traces of effort in hammering, no Q number. CL- light brown Q..- 7000€ blijft toch echt 7000€ (translation 7000€ remains 7000€)

C88

PS nail hole middle top, signed in the left corner “BENGELBEAR” and IKENT is surrounded by red square and one red line, no Q number. CL- blue text and red Q..- IKENT

C89

PS nail hole middle left, portrait layout, no Q number, the man is drawn with blue pencil and the text with pencil. CL- pencil and blue Q..-(a light blue stick-man with a halo around his head) Live and let life


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C90

PS nail hole in the middle, no Q number, little decoration with dots in the left down corner, messy, some letters are large. CL-violet Q..-Why Are We HERE XXX

C91

PS two nail holes, one right top and second left bottom, no Q number, weird calligraphy. CL- grey pen Q..- to be happy indirectly by making other people happy. -I believe in you-

C92

PS two nail holes,one under first line on top left, the second one in the corner of an eye bottom right, no Q number and a drawing of an eye with two tears. CL- yellow text, black, grey, blue, emerald green-pencil drawing. Q1-AN EXHIBITION IS SOMETHING TO FREELY LOOK AT (+ drawing of an eye)

C93

PS a nail hole middle top, no Q number, just a drawing (graffiti style), the signature is in red. CL- emerald green, brown, black, grey, violet, yellow, red, light brown, light red. Q..- (A drawing with a rhino with a crown middle bottom says “doh”, center a pair of scissors, in the middle top a vignette “DUTCH' UN TAGLIO!”, top corners two bird farting, an onion on each bottom corner, signature or tag “GASTRIK JUICE”.)

C94

PS nail hole right side, large calligraphy, no Q number. CL- violet Q..- art

C95

PS nail hole middle top over “like”, Q number is 21 (inexistent) surrounded in red. CL- violet text and red. Q..- I think artist should be more independent again and pull off their lazy attitudes. Form collectives, like artists did in the old days and don't be afraid to cross the lines between mediums - For example: Installation can be mixed with performance and collage art. The work can get several meanings by doing this. Amaze yourself again and become your own curator! THE ARTIST AS CURATOR. (21)


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C96

front: PS nail hole left top, no Q number. CL-pencil Q..-Groeten aan sinterklaas back: CL-red Q..-Martin Papesch Huleja

C97

front: PS nail hole middle on letter W, smily face with X eyes , weird calligraphy, no Q number. CL- grey Q..- UP SITE DOWN back: PS the first part of the text is on top, 4bthen is in the left down corner. CL-grey Q..-WHO KNOWS...WHO KNOWS... 4BTHEN

C98

PS nail hole in the middle top, no Q number, tidy, just a signature. CL- blue Q..- (Arabic name) Fawaz Abdelmajeed Abdelrhman

C99

PS nail hole middle top, the text is tidy in the top, no Q number. CL- blue Q..- ARE YOU AN ARTIST?

C100

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number, text reaching the top and untidy. CL-light green Q..- bluerb WHERE ARE THE DRINKS m.

C101

PS two nail holes middle top, large calligraphy, italic, no Q number. CL-Emerald green Q..-BoB der Baumeister

C102

PS nail hole after first two lines, one error, the h of when added later on the text, the text curves down like a rainbow and smily face, “anything can happen” in violet, no Q number. CL- black and violet text Q16- WHEN I WALK INTO A GALLERY, IT IS ALWAYS WITH THE HOPE TO BE CHALLENGED/ SURPRISED/ UPSET/ SHOCKED/ … THIS MAKES ME FEEL I SHOW MY ART, BUT DO IT SECRETLY. IT'S GREAT WHEN STRAIGHT -NON ARTISTS SO TO SAY CAN LEAVE THEIR MARK IN GALLERIES. WHEN I ENTER A GALLERY – I KNOW: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN


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C103

PS nail hole in the middle over the drawing, large drawing of a banana in the middle (black and yellow) and at the bottom spelling of B-A-N-A-N-A-S and diagonal alignment of letters and drawing. CL-black text and part of the drawing, the rest is yellow. Q..-The shit is BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S

C104

PS no nail hole, smily face with X eyes CL-grey Q6-“HAPPY THREE FRIENDS” (smily face with X eyes) Q2-I DO :) Q13-“HAPPY THREE FRIENDS” Q17-TO PAS EVERYTHING WHAT 4BTHEN

C105

PS no nail hole, no Q number, the card is not the regular one, middle bottom a red heart, the text is emerald green. CL- emerald green and red. Q5-3 artists ? Q19- engaging Q17- wish Q16-attitude wisiting gallery

C106

PS the first card has three nail holes, the second one two nail holes, no Q number, it is a sculpture. CL no colour Q..- (it is a 3D paper sculpture with two cards, optical art like, one is flat and the other on it like a wave).

C107

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number. CL- (none) Q..- (plain card)

C108

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number, just a drawing. CL- light green Q..- (drawing with some squares,dots and spirals)

C109

PS two nail holes left top and middle bottom, drawing of a person behind a camera and a laptop (4bid in the gallery), cheese written on top. CL- emerald green Q..- (drawing of 4bid in the gallery).


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C110

PS a card with twenty holes. CL- No color Q..- (TWENTY HOLES)

C111

PS nail hole middle top, hearts drown above and below letters in light red, letters written in light red, L and K filled in with violet, E and U with green CL- light red, violet, green Q..-Leuk

C112

PS nail hole middle of a dartboard drawing, Q numbers beside two of the slices drown), alternated colors. CL gray, emerald, red, numbers with pencil Q1- (dartboard Drawing, gray structure, emerald and red alternated) Q3- (dartboard Drawing, gray structure, emerald and red alternated)

C113

PS no nail hole, no Q number, just an emerald green drawing, with a detail. CL- emerald green and light red Q..- (drawing with a leaf, a plum, and two flower)

C114

PS no nail hole, no Q number, just a drawing, tidy. CL- orange, violet, green emerald, red. Q..- (a big drawing, art nouveau like or a tattoo with signature) GASTRIK

C115

PS no nail hole, no Q number. CL- violet Q..- (a drawing made by intersections of Xes)

C116

PS no nail hole, no Q number. CL-pencil Q..- (Abstract drawing with a sun/flower, beams and a bird close the sun/ flower, under the sun/flower maybe has a road with some squares?).

C117

PS an boat in orange with three stick-men in light brown inside and two in brown on top, brown sun with violet beams, violet sea and sky CL- violet text, brown, violet, light brown Q..- my boot in live (drawing)


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C118

PS nail hole middle top, zig zag curved frame in orange brown green violet, three flowers outside the frame, one in the middle between Yeas and In. CL- light green, violet, brown, light brown, text in green, orange and violet Q..- Yeas in live I can show my publicly

C119

Front: PS nail hole middle top and a red boat middle of the sea (child drawing). CL-red Q..-ThAbo Back: PS a red monster

C120

PS nail hole middle top and a brown panzer (child drawing). CL- brown Q..- SEAPTA

C121

PS nail hole middle top, no Q number, text tidy in the center. CL- blue Q..- I AM AN ARTIST.

C122

front: PS no nail hole, the card is broken in half, under “ORGANIZED” a drawing of a sad sun in yellow, some grey and green leaves, a green heart and an arrow pointing out to the sun, the word “art” in orange. CL text in blue and yellow green, grey, orange. Q1- AN ORGANIZED SITUATION . Back: PS a scribble in orange and brown.

C123

Front: PS four nail holes, orange scribbles, the paper was ripped off in four pieces CL- blue text and orange. Q..-NO! NO! NO! Everything is a game, no? no? no? no? no? Yes! I do wish you the yes Back: PS the card is full of scribbles in yellow,black,blue,orange and grey.


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C124

PS nail hole middle top, text left top, tidy. CL-pencil Q19-yes Q8-yes Q15-No

C125

PS no nail hole, the card is folded in half, tidy, text top left corner. CL-blue Q20- YES

C126

PS no nail hole, a bit messy. CL- blue Q1- A Situation of organized art Q3- They are not Q16- Open. I should became engaged even if I am not prepared.

Answers given after the exposition of OQ C+n+POST C127-POST

PS tidy, graffiti style, some decorations (diamonds, dollar symbol, and some diamond symbols), some answers are emphasized (12 and 13), signature and tag in greek bottom right. CL- light green, black and light red. Q2- If yOu don't feel like a STRANGER is nothing For you TO see in There Q12- NO MONEY NO PARTY Q13- FOR THE SAME REASON I Fall iN LOVE.. ....TO MAKE MY HEART WORK FA STER THAN MY MIND Q15- FORSOME PEOPLE ART is like a joke that you don't get but still laughing

C128-POST

front: PS tidy and graphically designed, several illustrations to potentiate the answers, portrait layout. CL- light green and black Q6- 1° Lambert David 2° Jasper Morrisson 3° Yves Klein Q8- on my own website yes... > http://cargocollective.com/mirenlasnier Q9- Zéro Q12- (sad face) SAD Q13- (a drawing of an eye looking at something) & (a drawing of a girl reflecting) Q17- (Dollar symbols) & (newspaper drawing) & (several framed canvases) ...x 10000


45 back: PS date and signature “mel” right corner. Q2- Yes but a little bit Q3- Because it's my job :D; and my passion. Q7- Zèro / None Banana (drawing of sad banana) YES!

C129-POST

PS tidy and graphically designed, a drawing of a man on top of a ladder trying to touch a cloud full of art objects and the text ART) CL- black Q9- NONE

C130-POST

PS the answer is surrounded with a light green and light black frame, text with pencil, Q number is written in black. CL- black, light-black, pencil and light green. Q17- I wish every building that is decorated by people, is approached as the vision of an artist, so that every room is a gallery in itself.

C131-POST

PS a bit messy with some spelling mistakes, tiny calligraphy. CL- black pen Q7- I think that is a very hard question to answer. Especially since if are two questions that not seem to be correlated at all. But maybe they are. I am open to this possibility. I would eating more banana's a day increase the need or chance of one to partecipate in gallery activities? Or use? I think not less, since I presume there are many people that eat 0 banana's per day, but them are not so many people that partecipate in gallery activities. But maybe that is because there are not enough galleries for non-banana eating people to partecipate in. Still, if there is a correlation I think eating more banana's per day increase the chance of one partecipating in gallery activities. I eat about 0,5 banana on every per day. When sick I eat more. I liked the exercise of thinking about the correlation of Question (7). It was quaite the gallery expe rience. Thnx!

C132-POST

PS tidy italic rounded calligraphy, a signature in the middle bottom Lotte & Nidiy. CL- blue pen Q16- No we don't think a gallery space should any be dedicated to answer only in the way it is usually. We would love to see art in a broader perspective. For example the art of medicine. As being homeopaths we think we could reach more people showing the art of the human body in a gallery.

C133-POST

PS “whith” word misspelt, words “test.test” top left corner, first one in light green, second one in pencil. CL- text in pencil and light green Q11- a) paintings on walls b) let each person that enters contribute whith his/her own work of art and let this be part of an organic exhibition


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C134-POST

PS wrong spelling of words, messy and italic calligraphy. CL- black pen Q1- a place/oportunity 4 an artist to show them work, ordenadly. Q2- - Yes – more certens dan stranger Q3- Through them we can tell and understand things that we couldn't tell/ underataad otherwise Q4- ? Q5-... Q6-... Q7-? Maybe, indirectly > I connect people :) Q8- no Q9- one (1) Q10- somethimes (when thr artist are present) Q11- make people think (make associations, for instance) Q12- If possible it's a place for artists to find consumers (selling work) Q13 – curiosity / meet the artist Q14 – expose things from different artist together, expose those things in a ... back: Q14-... mening full way, organize in space. Q15- of course not: also for the “public” Q16- Loocking / asking / speeking Q17- If is possible also performances and not only “ static /stil “ work Q18- again: presenting performances Q19- yes Q20– no


Statistics

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The following is a collection of data calculated in percentage on amount of 134 cards. The result is an analysis that allows imperfection of Âą 1,49%.

by aesthetic: 36,56% of the cards were aesthetically considered. 29,85% of the cards were spontaneous and legible. 24,62% of the cards were considered and spontaneous. 8,95% of the cards were not classifiable as neither.

82,08% of the cards were landscape. 14,92% of the cards were portrait.

8,95% of the cards were written front and back.

by level of neatness: 40,29% of the cards had a defined order. 14,92% of the cards had chaotic writing and no order. 45,52% of the cards had a general order.


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by addition of elements: 11,19% of the cards used a drawing as the answer. 17,16% of the cards had a drawing as well as a written answer. 28,35% of the cards had written answers and decorations. 5,97% of the cards used drawing and decoration.

by colour: red was the most used color. 21,64% blue crayon was the least used color. 2,98% violet was mostly used for text. 17,16% blue crayon was the least used for texts. 1,49% violet was used in most quantities. 14,17% light-red was used in smallest quantities. 1,49% yellow was most used for drawings. 8,20% grey pencil was the least used for drawings. 0,74% light-green was most used for decoration. 5,97% blue pencil was the least used for decoration. 0,00% black and light-green were most used to write the numbers to refer to the questions. 11,94%


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by holes on card: 67,16% of the nail holes was middle top.

Middle top was the most used location for the nails.

8,2% of the nail holes was right top. 8,95% of the nail holes was left top. 11,19% of the nail holes was center. 3,73% of the nail holes was right center. 3,73% of the nail holes was left center. 2,23% of the nail holes was middle bottom. 2,23% of the nail holes was right bottom.

Middle bottom and for the nails.

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2,98% of the nail holes was left bottom. 14,17% of the cards were not used. 77,61% of the cards were hung by one nail. 8,21% of the cards were hung by more nails.

Just one card was hung with 20 nails.

by language: 2,23% of the cards were answered in Italian. 1,49% of the cards were written in two languages. 2,98% of the cards were answered in dutch. 71,64% of the cards were answered in English. English was the most used language. 6,25% of the cards answered in English has mistakes.


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19,40% of the cards were not written in a classifiable language. 3,73% of the cards had just name/s written on.

by number of answers per questions: 49,25% of the cards was used to answer to one question only. 5,22% of the cards was used to answer to two questions. 2,98% of the cards was used to answer to three questions. 3,73% of the cards was used to answer to fours questions. 0,74% of the cards was used to answer to five questions. 1,49% of the cards was used to answer to six questions. 1,49% of the cards was used to answer to seven questions. 0,74% of the cards was used to answer to nine questions. 1,49% of the cards was used to answer to ten questions. The remaining 32,87% of cards was used not to answer to the 20 questions.

by choices in the way of answering: 59,79% of cards had a number written on. 26,86% of the cards answered with a statement and not an answer to a specific question. 32,83% of the cards had answers which were not related to any of the questions. 38,05% of the cards didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t refer to a question number. 38,05% of the cards had text that was unrelated to the questions, or added unrelated information to the answer.


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3 Presenting Processing OQ Presenting Processing OQ was a phase in the development of the work in which the Gallery showed to the public the elaboration of the activities. This phase included sharing with visitors the objective analysis and data which arose from organizing the cards.


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CONCLUSION In the Gallery setting, the site in which this project was hosted, 4bid considered the information retrieved and formulated hypothetical conclusions. It appeared that people who visited the space and decided to take a chance to leave a trace (whether they simply were allowed to, or were asked to, or truly wanted to) had a general interest in art, feel a need of discussing ideas and expressing themselves. 4bid feels that there is a general necessity for: a space in which to express oneself freely, a space where discussions can take place through an artistic perspective, one where a structure allows for confrontation implying that what is done will be noticed (a room where to show and be seen, often so that others can consume it).

A current vision by 4bid While discussing about hypothetical conclusions derived from the project, we became aware of how we proposed ourselves to the public and realized that we have asked people to tell us what were their feelings and viewpoints. By doing this we questioned them on which is their target for a Gallery, and by doing this we inverted the structure (that we imagine a Gallery would have in setting a target for their audience and represented artists) instead of starting our activity in the space by imposing our own. 4bid retrieved the information from the local interaction with the space. The results are relevant to the specificity of this Gallery, therefore if we were to present the same project in another site in Amsterdam or another city or country, we would face a question: would peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs be different from those of our visitors?

From here onwards At this point in time we wish not to give at all a definition of our desire for this Gallery, which is clear in the very spirit in which we run it. Our vision of a Gallery is that of a space which facilitates communication between itself and the local community, influences from outside the door. An independent entity where processes are publicly visible, as well as the prevention of work Free of charge for artist and visitor.


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design by 4bid 16 January 2014 4bidpublishing Amsterdam


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